Britain’s Olympic gold medalists receive unique gift from British Show jumping Association…

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Published on March 14, 2013

en and Tripple X jumping in Greenwich for the 2012 London Olympic Games
Ben and Tripple X jumping in Greenwich for the 2012 London Olympic Games

Britain’s four gold medalists, Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles will be able relive their London victory at home time and time again. Each Olympic gold medalist will be receiving a replica Olympic fence from British show jumping. Ben Maher, Nick Skelton, Peter Charles and Scott Brash have each been given a version of the Olympic rings jump used at Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Park last summer.

“We wanted to thank the riders who secured a gold medal for Great Britain with a tangible gift to remember it by,” said BS chief executive Iain Graham.

“We couldn’t think of anything more fitting than building them a fence to use at home.”

Peter Charles, who already has Abbey Road and Tower Bridge fence replicas — one of which he commissioned, the other was a gift — added: “They are iconic and part of history. Mine will never be jumped again, but will be displayed at the height we jumped them around the farm. They are something to inspire those who see them.”

Ben Maher thanked BS for the “memories” when he saw the fence on a short 24hr visit back to Hertfordshire to exercise his horses, before flying back to the USA, where he is currently competing his string of horses, of which included Jane Clark’s Cella and Urico.

Source: Horse and Hound

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